Updated on 20 July 2019
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the data I hold on you.
Information You Provide to Me
When you opt-in to my email list, I will collect your personal information such as your first and last name, email and/or mailing address. This data is held in MailChimp and is password protected.
If you contacted me directly via email or when you comment on my blog posts, I will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply.
Use of Your Personal Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to me is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid me in serving you better. I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your Personal Information in the following ways:
- to facilitate the email subscription on our Mailchimp; send you a welcome email to verify ownership of the email address provided when you opt-in;
- identify you as a user on my website;
- respond to your inquiries;
- to send newsletters, offers, and other promotional materials related to my website; and
- perform marketing or data analysis.
Website Cookies and Google Analytics
In an effort to improve my website, I track information provided to me by your browser such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. This is tracked via website cookies.
Cookies are small text files used to enhance your browsing experience, including, but not limited to, maintaining current login, and providing a unique identifier for website statistics.
Links to Third Party Websites
Opting-Out/Withdrawal of Consent/ Retention of Data
If you would like to unsubscribe from my mailing list, detailed instructions are provided at the bottom of all emails sent out.
If you would like to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data, please contact me directly.
Your personal data will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it is collected or for legal purposes, or in accordance with applicable laws. Your personal data may also continue to be retained on my databases to the extent permitted by law.
Security of Your Personal Information
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable technological security measures and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. While I use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security. By using my website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. Nevertheless, I strive to protect the security of your information, and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our information security measures. I may, but are not obliged to, post a notice on my website if a security breach occurs, or send an email to you at the email address you have provided to me in these circumstances.